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Mayday: Neurodiversity Now!

Mayday: Neurodiversity Now!

By neurodiversitynow
30-minute podcasts discussing neurodiversity.
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Checking In: Life During the Pandemic
Neurodiverse teens, kids, and adults - and members of the Mayday Club Youth Choir - discuss their views on the pandemic restrictions, vaccinations, and what they are looking forward to after the end of the pandemic.  As always, the episodes are uncensored, raw, and laced with humor and authenticity.  On behalf of all of us, thanks for tuning in!
30:00
May 16, 2021
"Ask a Neurotypical" Hosted by ADHD Coach Dusty Chipura
We are kicking off our second season with a hilariously entertaining episode hosted by #DustyChipura! Dusty is a neurodiverse adult, an ADHD Coach, musician, writer, blogger, vlogger, creator and mom - we are SO excited to have her on board. Tune in to listen to her inaugural episode of "Ask a Neurotypical".
30:38
January 26, 2021
Breaking Boundaries in the Rock Music Industry: Reynols Part 2
The Argentinian band "Reynols" started in 1993 in Buenos Aires and is famous amongst many things for its unique Down syndrome drummer/vocalist, who is the band's spiritual architect. Reynols is also known for its musical diversity, which spans everything from cosmic free rock and lo-fi drone electronic music, to conceptual sound art and social/political/esoteric observations.
29:46
January 19, 2021
Breaking Boundaries in the Rock Music Industry: Reynols Part 1
The Argentinian band "Reynols" started in 1993 in Buenos Aires and is famous amongst many things for its unique Down syndrome drummer/vocalist, who is the band's spiritual architect. Reynols is also known for its musical diversity, which spans everything from cosmic free rock and lo-fi drone electronic music, to conceptual sound art and social/political/esoteric observations.
30:04
December 23, 2020
Remembrance Day - Remembering the Fallen
This episode is dedicated to all the brave men and women who have fought for the freedoms and rights that we enjoy.
30:00
November 11, 2020
Halloween Special - The History of Mental Asylums
HaPpY hAlLoWeEn LiStNeRs This episodes briefly delves into the grim and creepy history of the mental asylum system, dating as far back as 900A.D. to 2000.
30:00
November 3, 2020
Back to School During Covid: Hearing from the Kids Themselves
Young people with neurodiversities from all around the Lower Mainland discuss their experiences in the first week of back-to-school.  As usual, the episode is full of information, laced with humor, and presented with a raw honesty and call to action from listeners.
29:16
September 20, 2020
Terminology Part Two: Pros and Cons of Terms in Use Today
The way something is presented to you can have a big impact on the way you perceive it. This is the second episode in a four-part series on terminology and the impacts it can have on the way we perceive information. In this episode, Nicole speaks with Kevin and Meredith from Abbotsford, both of whom are visually impaired, about the pros and cons of certain terms in use today, including 'special needs', 'diverseabilities', 'neurodiverse' and 'neurotypical', and others. As usual, the episode is full of information, laced with humor, and presented with a raw honesty and call to action from listeners.
29:59
July 15, 2020
Terminology Part One: "You Raise Me Up"
The way something is presented to you can have a big impact on the way you perceive it. This is the first episode in a four-part series on terminology and the impacts it can have on the way we perceive information.  In this episode, Nicole discusses the history, evolution, and origins of the term 'special needs', and highlights some troubles that it is causing in our world. As usual, the episode is full of information, laced with humor, and presented with a raw honesty and call to action from listeners. 
29:22
July 9, 2020
Sibling Love! How Does Having a Neurodiverse Sibling Affect Your Perception of Diversity?
Nicole and Riley speak with two young women who have grown up with siblings who are neurodiverse. Music: 'Maria' from 'Little Bones' by Irish Mythen  https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Irish_Mythen_Little_Bones?id=Bi2yoibggurlbquhg2t3xsn7g6e&hl=en&fbclid=IwAR1c8g2_TgZA_bJM2N__ueHSWr9HuAwBiBTNKGI-5MWqdSq06-UwtTwTJEA
29:42
June 21, 2020
Friendships - How Different People Experience Them
Co-hosted by Nicole and Riley. A diverse group of young people offer their insights about friendships and what different types mean. Featuring Francis (17), Lily (9), and Tristan (16).
29:06
May 26, 2020
Segregated Education: Natalie's Story
Co-hosted by Nicole and Riley, Natalie discusses her experiences growing up in a segregated education system, and the impacts that it has had on her - good and bad.
29:43
May 21, 2020
Getting Diagnosed In Your Teens
Nicole and Riley share their experiences on going through an autism diagnosis. Janan (17) from North Delta shares her story and advice after being diagnosed with autism in grade 9.
29:57
April 30, 2020
Episode Six: Shea, Riley, and Nicole on Employment
Episode Six! Cohosts Nicole and Riley talk with guest Shea from Mission BC about employment.
29:50
April 21, 2020
Episode Five: Kevin and Meredith
Co-hosted by Nicole and Riley, Kevin and Meredith of Abbotsford discuss struggles around employment, how terminology has evolved over the past 20 years, and how music impacts their lives. Meredith and Kevin from Abbotsford. Both are visually impaired, musically gifted, and act as role models to many young people in the community who are neurodiverse
29:56
April 15, 2020
What is Neurodiversity?
Nicole introduces two co-hosts, Lucas and Riley, both young people from Greater Vancouver living with autism. The three discuss the meanings of neurodiversity and related terminology.
29:23
April 8, 2020
Episode Three: Casey
UBC student Casey Broughton shares his experiences as a student with autism.
30:47
April 1, 2020
Episode 2: Young Trillium
Young Trillium, 24-year-old rapper and writer from Chillliwack BC talks with Nicole about how he has found a social niche and creative outlet through rap.
29:13
March 24, 2020
Episode 1: Adi and Ben
Our very first episode of Mayday: Neurodiversity Now! We are right in the midst of a pandemic with covid-19. Everyone is staying home, and things are getting pretty weird! While many people are practicing social distancing, we invite you to connect with us via this episode! Guests Adrienne Reitsma and Ben Simcoe share their talents with us, and share their thoughts on inclusion, neurodiversity, and music!!
27:06
March 17, 2020